Santas gather for run

Posted on December 24, 2005 

Santas gather for run

Four thousand six hundred Father Christmases have taken part in the fifth annual Santa Run.

The 4.5-mile race took place in Newton in Powys reports the BBC.

The town currently holds the world record for the world’s biggest Santa gathering.

Organisers are hoping it will have broken another world record this year – for the number of Santas yo-yoing at the same time.

The annual Santa run is organised community transport charity Newtown & District Dial A Ride.

Jo Corfield, one of the race’s organisers, said; “The Santa Run started just because were on our last legs and wanted one event that would be a good fund-raiser and keep us going.

“Since it’s grown into the biggest event that Newtown hosts and we estimate it brings £150,000 into the local economy in just one day.”

The first santa across the finishing line was Darren Hisscock from Aberdare in the Cynon Valley who completed the course in 18 minutes.

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from Ananova

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